Pronunciation: [Nan]

Gender: Female

Meaning: Grace

Origin: Hebrew

Variant Forms


Famous Dogs Named Nan

Nana: Border Collie, one of the dogs in the film Snow Dogs.

Nana: A St. Bernard dog owned by the Darling family and the children's nursemaid in the animation Peter Pan.

Nana: Newfoundland dog from the book Peter Pan.

Famous People Named Nan

Viswanathan Anand is a five time winner of the World Chess Championship.

Swami Vivekananda was the chief disciple of Sri Ramakrishna, and was responsible for awakening India spiritually.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a Scottish author, poet & physician.

Pierce Brosnan is an actor most famous for his role in the ‘James Bond’ film franchise.

Paramahansa Yogananda was a great Indian yogi who popularized the concept of Kriya Yoga to the Western World.

Nandan Nilekani is an Indian entrepreneur and bureaucrat, former Chairman of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

Nancy Astor was the first woman to sit as a Member of Parliament in the British House of Commons.

Munib Younan is the Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL).

Mulk Raj Anand was one of the first Indian writers in English to gain international fame.

Mata Amritanandamayi is an Indian spiritual leader, also known as the 'Hugging Saint'.

Kofi Annan was the seventh secretary general of the United Nations.

James Buchanan was the 15 President of the United States of America who ruled during one of the most difficult phases of the American history.

Hanan Ashrawi is a political activist, legislator and scholar, from Palestine, who is famous for her work on human rights.

Guru Nanak was a great Indian saint who founded Sikhism.

Fernando Pessoa was a Portuguese poet, writer, philosopher, literary critic, publisher and translator.

Fernando Espuelas is a Latin American business tycoon and speaker, who is known for founding the pioneer internet company ‘Starmedia’.

Ferdinand Magellan was a famous Portuguese navigator and explorer.

Ferdinand Foch was a French soldier and military theorist.

Dayanand Saraswati was a Hindu religious leader who founded the reform movement, Arya Samaj.

Canaan Banana was the first black President of Zimbabwe.

Archduke Franz Ferdinand was an Archduke of Austria-Este whose assassination sparked the First World War.

Andrew Cunanan was an American spree killer, who committed suicide after killing five people within a period of three months.

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